Cape Mental Health: Easy-to-Read Project Coordinator Position: Innovation and Training Department ITD Vacancy In South Africa

Cape Mental Health: Easy-to-Read Project Coordinator Position: Innovation and Training Department ITD Vacancy In South Africa

Cape Mental Health: Easy-to-Read Project Coordinator Position: Innovation and Training Department ITD Vacancy In South Africa

Opportunity closing date:
Friday, 12 November, 2021
Opportunity type:

 Cape Mental Health (CMH), a non-profit organisation that offers comprehensive mental health services in the Western Cape, seeks to employ a highly motivated and dynamic professional as an Easy-to-Read Project Coordinator to coordinate the Easy-to-Read Project, working closely with partners and with persons with intellectual disability.

Duration:  12-Month Contract Position (20 hours per week)


  • Coordinating the Easy-to-Read (ETR) project by working closely with the ITD Manager in planning, performing and monitoring the roll out of the project deliverables
  • Adhering strictly to reporting and deliverable deadlines for the ITD Manager and the funder/s
  • Writing documents using the ETR methods and standards
  • Consulting with the Proof Reading Team comprising persons with intellectual disability in order to write and finalise all ETR documents
  • Expand on and further develop the ETR Image Dictionary Design and facilitate training workshops / presentations, in-person or online, for key role-players internally and externally on the Easy-to-Read methodology and principles
  • Be willing and able to travel nationally should this be required
  • To market the CMH ETR Document Writing service
  • Coordinate advocacy campaigns for the right of persons with intellectual disability to access information through ETR with self-advocates with intellectual disability
  • Further develop the ETR Project at CMH, including researching new opportunities
  • Various administrative tasks as required


  • Degree in allied health or social sciences
  • Comprehensive knowledge on intellectual disability
  • Appropriate experience working with persons with intellectual disability, especially from an advocacy perspective
  • Appropriate experience in the design and facilitation of training for service providers working within the intellectual disability sector
  • Excellent group and training workshop facilitation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Proven proficiency and skill in the use of Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and planning skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work within a team environment, display excellent interpersonal skills and communicate effectively
  • Valid Code B (former code 8) manual drivers licence
  • Report for work at the office in Observatory whenever required

Please submit for the attention of the Innovation and Training Department Manager the following documents:

  • 1-page letter of motivation for why you are applying for this position;
  • Copy of your driver’s licence;
  • Expected gross salary per month;
  • 3-page updated CV with recent contactable references, structured in a way as to clearly indicate the above mentioned job requirements

E-mail: innovation&

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants who have complied with the above instructions will be considered.

* EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the commitment of the Innovation and Training Department to ensure a diverse workforce and maintaining its equity targets, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants from the under-represented designated groups in accordance with its Employment Equity Policy.
* If your expected salary falls significantly outside the available salary for this position, you will not be shortlisted.
* Please note that the personal information you disclose to Cape Mental Health will be processed in accordance with the requirements set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act.
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted therefore, should you not receive a direct response please consider your application unsuccessful.
* Cape Mental Health reserves the right not to appoint, make an appointment at a different level or seek additional candidates.
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